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WWE teases arrival of new NXT star and it's got fans guessing...

Short clip shows silhouette of a mysterious figure in a jacket

WWE has released a video teasing the arrival of a new NXT star and it's got fans guessing just who it could be.

The short clip shows the silhouette of a figure in a jacket walking towards a camera with a bright light shining behind them.

The word “soon” is then displayed on the screen, with two spade playing card symbols mysteriously replacing the Os in “soon”.

The American sports entertainment giant titled the intriguing vignette: "An ominous force is coming soon to NXT".

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Lots of fans believe they have the answer to the puzzle and that the newcomer is none other than ex-MMA fighter Shayna Baszler.

The Mae Young Classic tournament runner-up was known as 'The Queen of Spades' during her time on the independent scene.

Her ring attire often features spades and the 5ft 7in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert has a muscular physique.

Yet British wrestler Rockstar Spud threw a spanner in the works by sharing the clip on Twitter and posting a 'thinking face' emoji.

Shayna Baszler (Image: © WWE)

TNA performer Rockstar Spud (Image: © TNA)

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Some fans took this as a sign that the two-time TNA X Division Champion was in fact the shadowy performer ready to rock NXT.

Others speculated it could even be acclaimed German star Axel Dieter Jr - now using his real name of Marcel Barthel at NXT live events.

But it seems more likely WWE is simply trying to fool fans into thinking it's a male superstar when in fact the newcomer is indeed Baszler.

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The UFC competitor is now under contract with WWE and began training full-time at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in September.

The 37-year-old, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is part of the ‘MMA Four Horsewomen’ and a former training partner of UFC legend Ronda Rousey - herself expected to sign with WWE imminently.

It's rumoured she and Rousey, plus Marina Sharif and Jessamyn Duke, will face the 'Four Horsewomen of WWE' - Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Bayley - at WrestleMania 34.

However, she may first be gunning for revenge over the woman she lost the Mae Young Classic final to this summer - Japan's high-flying ring goddess and fan favourite Kairi Sane.

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